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New 100% online training course from FishVet Group and Benchmark Knowledge Services on The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon

Sustainability and Fish Welfare in Aquaculture

09 December 2014, at 12:00am

UK - Sustainability and fish welfare are inextricably linked.

And to ensure optimum welfare practices are in place the health of fish in aquaculture systems has to play a pivotal role.

Speaking in TheFishSite webinar on sustainability and fish welfare last week, Dr Pete Southgate, the technical director of Fish Vet Group, (pictured) said that sustainability comprised concern for the three Es – ethics, environment and economics.

He said that while perceptions of sustainability might have slightly different meanings and emphasis for different regions and cultures essentially sustainability in aquaculture systems covered the same concepts around the world.

And sustainability and welfare not only covered the fish or crustaceans in the systems but also worker welfare and consumer safety.

One of the essential ways to be able to ensure sustainable production is practiced and understood around the world is through education, Dr Southgate said.

To hear TheFishSite webinar on sustainability and fish welfare click here.

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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

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